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Unveiling the Power of Six Sigma: Exploring the Process and its Belts

Dzone - DevOps

In today’s fast-paced business landscape, organizations strive to optimize their processes, reduce waste, and enhance quality. Six Sigma has emerged as a powerful methodology to achieve these goals. By emphasizing data-driven decision-making, process improvement, and statistical analysis, Six Sigma has transformed countless companies across industries.

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Supercharge Your Startup: How GenAI Can Transform Emerging Tech Vendors

IDC

Explore the ways in which GenAI can revolutionize your startup, contributing to its success in the year 2024 and beyond.

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Navigating Imposter Syndrome: Meditations for Young Chief Executives

thoughtLEADERS, LLC

Here are 5 top tips to conquer imposter syndrome and lead with confidence as a young entrepreneur. Today’s guest post is b y Sofie Roux, Founder — BloomBox Design Labs When I started college at a school I had dreamed of attending since I was six, I was awestruck. This feeling was rapidly followed by the thought, “How will I ever measure up to this amazing place?

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Generative AI and the Actionability of Using AI Today

Dataiku

When asked about the most impressive Large Language Model (LLM) based application they’ve seen built in Dataiku so far, the panelists of this Everyday AI New York session responded with image to text descriptions, ChatGPT for augmented information regarding architecture, and visual question and answering.

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Reimagined: Building Products with Generative AI

“Reimagined: Building Products with Generative AI” is an extensive guide for integrating generative AI into product strategy and careers featuring over 150 real-world examples, 30 case studies, and 20+ frameworks, and endorsed by over 20 leading AI and product executives, inventors, entrepreneurs, and researchers.

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10 Ways to Increase Productivity by Improving Your Developer Experience

DevOps.com

True developer productivity only comes from giving your DevOps teams a great developer experience. Here's how.

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The Ticking Supply Chain Attack Bomb of Exposed Kubernetes Secrets

Aqua Security

Exposed Kubernetes secrets pose a critical threat of supply chain attack. Aqua Nautilus researchers found that the exposed Kubernetes secrets of hundreds of organizations and open-source projects allow access to sensitive environments in the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) and open a severe supply chain attack threat. Among the companies were SAP’s Artifacts management system with over 95 million, two top blockchain companies, and various other fortune-500 companies.

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Efficient and Secure Software Delivery with Azure Deployment Environments

Xebia

In March this year, Microsoft made another offering in Azure generally available: Azure Deployment Environments. Azure Deployment Environments lets development teams quickly and easily spin up app infrastructure. This infrastructure is defined in project-based templates that establish consistency and best practices while maximizing security. The infrastructure can be written by, for example, the platform team.

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Exploring the OpenTelemetry Collector

Dzone - DevOps

The OpenTelemetry Collector sits at the center of the OpenTelemetry architecture but is unrelated to the W3C Trace Context. In my tracing demo , I use Jaeger instead of the Collector. Yet, it's ubiquitous, as in every OpenTelemetry-related post. I wanted to explore it further.

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Elon Musk says X will show headlines on the platform again

TechCrunch

Elon Musk said that X, formerly Twitter, will start showing headlines in preview cards with URLs on the platform again after removing titles last month. In a post on X, Musk said in an upcoming update, the company will overlay the title in the upper portion of the image of a URL Card. He didn’t […] © 2023 TechCrunch. All rights reserved.

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Entity Resolution Checklist: What to Consider When Evaluating Options

Are you trying to decide which entity resolution capabilities you need? It can be confusing to determine which features are most important for your project. And sometimes key features are overlooked. Get the Entity Resolution Evaluation Checklist to make sure you’ve thought of everything to make your project a success! The list was created by Senzing’s team of leading entity resolution experts, based on their real-world experience.

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7 steps for turning shadow IT into a competitive edge

CIO

Ask IT leaders about their challenges with shadow IT, and most will cite the kinds of security, operational, and integration risks that give shadow IT its bad rep. But for a select few, the deeper challenges of departmental technologies being funded, procured, and managed without IT involvement are the missed opportunities to better engage and fulfill departmental technology needs.

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Patterns of Distributed Systems is published by Pearson

Martin Fowler

During the last four years, my colleague Unmesh Joshi been developing a collection of patterns to help us all better understand how modern distributed systems work. We've been publishing drafts of these patterns on this site. Now these have turned into a book, published by Addison-Wesley in my signature series. As such, we've now removed the work-in-progress drafts from this site, and have replaced them with a catalog of pattern summaries.

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Using dynamic pipelines in GitLab

Xebia

Dynamic pipelines in GitLab are a subset of child pipelines. They have the same features as child pipelines — the difference is how you create the file. One of the most difficult aspects of writing pipelines is catering for permutations. You often find yourself repeating the same workflows, with only minor differences. This is especially frustrating when you have to target many different environments.

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Sam Altman to return as OpenAI CEO

TechCrunch

Sam Altman is returning to OpenAI as its chief executive, the high-profile AI startup said Wednesday, capping an intense five days of discussions, debates and convincing following the sudden dismissal of Altman last week from the startup he co-founded. OpenAI, which is the most valuable U.S. startup, said it has reached an “agreement in principle” […] © 2023 TechCrunch.

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The Big Payoff of Application Analytics

Outdated or absent analytics won’t cut it in today’s data-driven applications – not for your end users, your development team, or your business. That’s what drove the five companies in this e-book to change their approach to analytics. Download this e-book to learn about the unique problems each company faced and how they achieved huge returns beyond expectation by embedding analytics into applications.

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6 most underhyped technologies in IT — plus one that’s not dead yet

CIO

Generative AI and, more specifically, ChatGPT captivated the corporate world in 2023, with board directors, CEOs, and other executives fawning (and sometimes fearing) the technology. Their enthusiasm is justified, with multiple studies finding that AI is delivering strong value and returns on investment. IBM, for one, found that the average ROI on enterprise-wide AI initiatives at 5.9% with best-in-class companies “reaping an enviable 13% ROI.

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AI Recruiting Software: Revolutionizing the Hiring Process

Hacker Earth Developers Blog

In today’s dynamic business landscape, organizations are constantly seeking ways to optimize their talent acquisition strategies to attract and retain top performers. The traditional way of hiring takes a lot of time because there are many manual tasks involved. Another problem is that when people judge candidates, it can be biased. These issues, along with others, make traditional hiring methods less effective.

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Partial Python code formatting with Black & PyCharm

Xebia

In the Python world there are several code formatters – e.g. Black , YAPF and autopep8. My personal preference is Black as it is deliberately unconfigurable; there’s not much to configure and the tool is rather opinionated about formatting code, resulting in me sometimes hitting ⌥⌘L in PyCharm and Black doing the rest. Notice: this blog post is written specifically with PyCharm and MacOS, although the ideas can be used elsewhere.

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Binance and CEO ‘CZ’ plead guilty to federal charges, agreed to pay $4.3B in fines

TechCrunch

It’s been an eventful week for crypto exchanges and the U.S. government. Changpeng Zhao, also known as “CZ,” the founder and CEO of Binance, is stepping down and has pleaded guilty to a number of violations brought on through the Department of Justice and other U.S. agencies. He appeared in a Seattle federal court on […] © 2023 TechCrunch. All rights reserved.

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Revolutionizing Contact Centers: Next-Gen Tech for Enhanced CX

Speaker: Liran Meir Frenkel, Performance Management and RPA Sr Product Marketing Manager at NICE; Harpreet Makan, Practice Director at Everest Group; & Santhosh Kumar, Practice Director at Everest Group

As contact centers navigate the challenges of delivering excellence within budget constraints and adapting to evolving employee expectations, optimizing agent tasks becomes crucial. Discover a holistic approach across three pillars - people, process, and technology - that is essential to excel in this dynamic landscape, and explore how next-gen technologies such as generative AI, performance analytics, and process intelligence play a pivotal role in transforming contact centers into advanced CX

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5 pillars of a cloud-conscious culture

CIO

Most CIOs recognize the advantages of cloud, the global reach it provides, and the ease with which services can be scaled up and back down again. “Cloud is scalable IT infrastructure that enables organizations to respond quickly to market changes, support business growth, and minimize disruptions,” says Swati Shah, SVP and CIO of US markets at TransUnion, the Chicago-based IT services and consulting company.

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How to Self-Promote — Without Sounding Self-Centered

Harvard Business Review

Promoting your own accomplishments can feel uncomfortable, and poses a dilemma: It can make you appear more confident and capable, but can also make you seem less warm, less friendly, and more selfish. On the other hand, self-deprecation or deflecting credit, may make you seem approachable but it diminishes your competency. New research, based on a series of 11 studies, suggests that dual promotion — in which you compliment a colleague or peer while talking about your own accomplishments — can b

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CodeSOD: Lines of Code

The Daily WTF

Brittany is a game developer, and frequently ends up working on contracts for other companies. One company wanted her to add some features to their trading-card based game, and they offered her an option: she could either do a fixed-rate contract or a paid-per-line contract. Brittany went with the fixed-rate. When reviewing the code, she found that the previous developers went with the per-line contract: public card getCard ( int cardID ) { if ( ( ( 1 > 0 ) && ( 0 < 1 ) ) || ( (( 2

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Forget Siri. Turn your iPhone’s ‘Action Button’ into a ChatGPT voice assistant instead

TechCrunch

With news that OpenAI’s ChatGPT Voice feature is now available to all free users, you can ditch Siri as your main voice assistant on your iPhone — well, specifically on your iPhone 15 Pro and Pro Max, that is. Apple’s latest smartphones support the ability to configure the new Action Button, which replaces the Mute button […] © 2023 TechCrunch.

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A Tale of Two Case Studies: Using LLMs in Production

Speaker: Tony Karrer, Ryan Barker, Grant Wiles, Zach Asman, & Mark Pace

Join our exclusive webinar with top industry visionaries, where we'll explore the latest innovations in Artificial Intelligence and the incredible potential of LLMs. We'll walk through two compelling case studies that showcase how AI is reimagining industries and revolutionizing the way we interact with technology. Some takeaways include: How to test and evaluate results 📊 Why confidence scoring matters 🔐 How to assess cost and quality 🤖 Cross-platform cost vs. quality tr

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5 ways AI is showing promise as a decision-maker

CIO

CIOs and others in the C-suite are already seeing payoffs from using AI to automate myriad types of business tasks and workflows. Now they’re eyeing a next-phase opportunity—relying on machine intelligence to handle complex decisions. “If you look at the advances we have seen in AI, with the large amounts of data that large language models can process, we can safely hand off various decisions to machines,” says Prasad Ramakrishnan, CIO & SVP of IT at Freshworks.

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Our Favorite Management Tips About Showing Gratitude at Work

Harvard Business Review

Celebrating your team members, especially around important holidays, can be a powerful, generous, and motivating gesture. This article includes a curated selection of HBR’s Management Tips on how to show gratitude and appreciation at work.

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Introduction to My Spring Boot Blog Series: Embarking on a Learning Journey Together

Perficient

Greetings, Fellow Developers, Enthusiasts, and Friends! I am thrilled to embark on a journey of exploration and learning with you as I dive into the fascinating world of Spring Boot. As I navigate this powerful framework, I’ve decided to document my experiences, insights, and newfound knowledge in a blog series. The Motivation Behind the Series: The primary motivation for initiating this blog series stems from a desire to not only solidify my understanding of Spring Boot but also to create

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Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway exits Paytm at a 40% loss

TechCrunch

Berkshire Hathaway sold its shares in the Paytm-parent firm One97 Communications Friday, booking a loss of about 40% on the investment it made more than five years ago. The Warren Buffett firm invested about $260 million in Paytm in 2018, acquiring a 3% stake in the financial services startup at a valuation of about $10 […] © 2023 TechCrunch. All rights reserved.

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IDC Analyst Report: The Open Source Blind Spot Putting Businesses at Risk

In a recent study, IDC found that 64% of organizations said they were already using open source in software development with a further 25% planning to in the next year. Most organizations are unaware of just how much open-source code is used and underestimate their dependency on it. As enterprises grow the use of open-source software, they face a new challenge: understanding the scope of open-source software that's being used throughout the organization and the corresponding exposure.

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Can developer productivity be measured? Better than you think

CIO

Measuring developer productivity has long been a Holy Grail of business. And like the Holy Grail, it has been elusive. But based on our work with companies from a range of industries, we think we may have figured out a way to do it that could work. In 2020, McKinsey surveyed 440 large companies about their “ developer velocity” — meaning the practices that best tap the full potential of development talent.

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To Solve Big Problems, Make Everyone Feel Included in Your Mission

Harvard Business Review

It’s human nature to want to spend our days working on something more than a paycheck, and the best leaders find ways to connect their teammates’ work to something bigger. That starts by making everyone feel included in the mission. If your team feels connected to the mission, then making big bets and solving big problems will always be within your reach.

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FinOps Foundation Previews FOCUS to Help Optimize Cloud Costs

DevOps.com

The FinOps Foundation’s FinOps Open Cost and Usage Specification (FOCUS) promises to normalize cost and usage data and optimize cloud computing costs.

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